In the UK, trading has started well, boosted by a good performance in the US market.
The FTSE is currently higher by 13.70 points at 4,797.3 points and is trying to beat a three-day drop.
Reuters leads the charge adding 10.75p to 392.5p after the company reported while its first-quarter sales declined 1.5%, it was the slowest decline in three years and above analyst forecasts.
ITV has also added 3.25p to 110.25p, while Argos' parent company GUS, is up 22p to 927p.
Rolls Royce Group has shed 2.25p to 250.50p.
In Japan stocks fell, led by exporters such as Nissan Motor and Canon, after a drop in the dollar to a five-week low against the yen threatens sales in the US.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average index dropped 0.8% to 11,358.22 at its close early this morning, led by two major Japanese export sectors, technology companies and Automakers.
Nissan shed 1.6% to 1,127 yen, while Canon was down 1.9% to 5,320 yen.
And in the US, after a poor start yesterday, the Dow Jones almost made up the difference from a trading loss the previous day.
The benchmark index added 61.56 points to 10,617.78 points at its close late last night, lifted by Honeywell International, up $0.98 to $34.98.
Computer firm Intel and Boeing also added $0.62 to $23.16 and $1.12 to $51.94 respectively. Intel said that sale for this quarter would top analyst estimates.IFAonline
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